screen-shot-2016-09-15-at-9-07-10-amWinona State University’s Inclusion and Diversity Office will host “Trumpeting Racism: Race, Politics and Economic Jeopardy for All” with Ian Haney López from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, in Kryzsko Commons, East Hall.

López will discuss how presidential candidate Donald Trump is following the basic script of political elites in the U.S. for the last 50 years. This script includes using racial and other status anxieties to scare voters into supporting politicians who ultimately enact policies that will benefit plutocratic funders.

López is a political author of three books who discusses ways in which politicians build political parties about racial pandering. In conversations with Bill Moyers and The Nation, Lopez has laid out the racial tactics politicians use to get votes. He is a chaired professor at UC Berkeley Law

School, a Senior Fellow at Demos and the director of the Racial Politics Project at the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society.

López will also be hosting a workshop titled “Mentoring Latin American Students for college Retention and Graduation” from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27.

López’s visit is sponsored by the Inclusion and Diversity Office, Minnesota State College – Southeast and WSU’s KEAP Diversity Resource Center.

For more information, contact Alex Hines at